Low self-esteem predicts future unemployment

A. Huysse-Gaytandjieva*, W. Groot, M. Pavlova, C. Joling

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The paper analyses whether people with low self-esteem are more likely to become unemployed than those with high self-esteem, and whether gender plays a moderating role in the relationship between self-esteem and becoming unemployed. The outcomes of a piecewise constant exponential model confirms our assumptions. Low self-esteem is highly significant in predicting the probability of becoming unemployed for women but not for men. However, low self-esteem has an effect on the chance of becoming unemployed regardless of gender for people in higher skills occupations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)325-346
JournalJournal of Applied Economics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2015

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